CDC Gives Final OK for COVID Vaccinations for Youngest Kids

June 18, 2022 — COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years of age are now ready to go. Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle, Walensky, MD, has endorsed a unanimous recommendation by the agency’s vaccine panel today, allowing vaccinations to begin early this week. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices … Read more

Docs Watch With ‘Some Anxiety’ For Post-Holiday COVID Spike

April 19, 2022 – It’s become all too familiar in recent years: People gather for holidays, COVID-19 cases rise, and hospitalizations follow. Now, just beyond our first batch of holidays since Christmas and New Year’s Eve – which led to a massive Omicron spike – the medical community is watching closely for a potential rise … Read more

D.C. Law Allowing Child Vaccinations Without Parental Consent Blocked

March 22, 2022 A federal judge has temporarily prevented a District of Columbia law from going into effect that would have allowed children to get vaccinated – including with the COVID-19 vaccine – without parental consent. The Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act said children as young as 11 could be vaccinated so long as … Read more

Child Covid vaccinations: Your questions answered

Image source, Getty Images Children aged between five and 11 in England will be offered a low-dose Covid vaccine, the government says. Northern Ireland has said it will also follow Wales and Scotland in offering young children the vaccine. Our health correspondents Smitha Mundasad and Philippa Roxby answer some of your questions: If our children … Read more

More Countries to Require Travelers Have Booster Shots

Jan. 31, 2022 A growing number of nations – and one state – are coming up with rules that encourage or require travelers to get a booster vaccine, Forbes reported. Hawaii Gov. David Ige says visitors who’ve received a third vaccine dose will be able to bypass a five-day quarantine without showing a pre-travel negative … Read more

HPV Vaccine Could Shifts Rates of Non-Cervical Cancers

Jan. 12, 2022 — A recent headline about dramatic reductions in cervical cancer among young women as a result of the HPV vaccine did not tell the whole story of how vaccination could also have an impact on many other cancer types. Even with the good news of cervical cancer rates dropping dramatically, HPV is … Read more

Hydrogen, chips and more: Fund managers and analysts name their top stocks for 2022

A Broadcom chip in an Apple iPhone. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images There are investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors in 2022, from semiconductors to batteries, hydrogen and beyond — that’s according to fund managers and analysts who shared their top picks for the coming year. Source link

Israel set to offer fourth dose of Covid vaccine to people over 60

A paramedic with Israel’s Magen David Adom medical service administers the third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on August 24, 2021 in Holon. Ahmad Gharabli | AFP | Getty Images Israel announced on Tuesday that it will offer a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to people older than 60, amid concern about the … Read more

‘Cash could be your friend’: Wilmington Trust sees a deeper pullback providing better opportunities for investors

The stock market’s volatility jump may be in its early stages. Despite a bullish 2022 outlook, Wilmington Trust’s Meghan Shue expects the wild swings to ramp up as investors digest a less accommodative Federal Reserve and assess new risks tied to the Covid omicron variant. “While we’re overweight to equities, we’re holding elevated cash because … Read more

Fauci says a redefinition of fully vaccinated is ‘on the table’

Dr. Anthony Fauci listens as President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Omicron Covid-19 variant at the White House on November 29. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images News | Getty Images A redefinition of what it means to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is certainly “on the table,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. Speaking to … Read more